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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  Goosegirl on 3/30/2015, 8:32 am

Rosina - When I finally get tired of a seed packet, I have a patch out near my compost bin that I scatter with the seeds.  If something sprouts, great!  If not, they are no longer part of my stash.  I have had a few surprise sproutings and some lovely flowers bloom from that area.  AND it makes me feel better that I did not just throw them away! sunny

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Post  Triciasgarden on 3/30/2015, 2:01 pm

Wonderful ideas with the index cards and also spreading out potentially expired seeds!

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  sanderson on 3/30/2015, 3:43 pm

Rosina, Trunks of pancakes. rofl

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/30/2015, 5:22 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:Rosina - When I finally get tired of a seed packet, I have a patch out near my compost bin that I scatter with the seeds.  If something sprouts, great!  If not, they are no longer part of my stash.  I have had a few surprise sproutings and some lovely flowers bloom from that area.  AND it makes me feel better that I did not just throw them away! sunny
Oh I love that!  Put them out around the compost pile then I won't have to 'weed' them. No sun over there but that's OK. 
I've been scattering mine in my perennial gardens but then forget I did it and pull out anything that I know I didn't plant. 

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  Triciasgarden on 3/30/2015, 6:25 pm

That would be me CapeCoddess!

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  FRED58 on 3/30/2015, 6:30 pm

ALL NAMED FRED!?

Hmmmmm....

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Post  Kelejan on 3/30/2015, 9:26 pm

@FRED58 wrote:ALL NAMED FRED!?

Hmmmmm....
My goldfish were named George and my boyfriends Darling.

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  sanderson on 3/31/2015, 1:24 am

My grandmother's parakeets were all named Petey (Pete -e). During my 66 years I have had a few male cats named Slim or Jim.

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Post  Kelejan on 3/31/2015, 1:32 am

My mom's canaries were all named Joey.  I think she really believed that her canary was twenty years old. I love you

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  CapeCoddess on 8/2/2016, 3:38 pm

...accidentally spill a snack container of raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds on the floor of the car and, once home, pick up the floor mat full of seeds, carry it to the garden, dig a trench, pour in the seeds and cover....ALL IN THE RAIN!
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I know, they're probably irradiated and won't grow....but I had to try.
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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  sanderson on 8/2/2016, 7:31 pm

I love this older thread! We have quite a few new members so I hope they enjoy it!

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  bigdogrock on 8/2/2016, 8:41 pm

I once named a noisy, obnoxious, over protective rooster "Dinner". pale

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Post  kauairosina on 8/2/2016, 9:12 pm

Another reason why I love this forum so....

Proves I'm not the only nutty one in the bunch.   Thanks Cape Goddess!!

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  Leone on 8/2/2016, 10:34 pm

This thread is SO FUNNY! I can't stop laughing!!!
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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/3/2016, 7:21 am

Leone, have you seen our posts about our "official slug hunting outfits?"

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  Leone on 8/3/2016, 10:32 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Leone, have you seen our posts about our "official slug hunting outfits?"
No I haven't, but I would like too!  I tried a search and found lots of information about slugs, but not just one in particular that is about outfits. Maybe the posts are scattered throughout the forum?

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Post  kauairosina on 8/3/2016, 2:03 pm

Whattt?

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/3/2016, 4:00 pm

I think you'll find them under Senseless Banter...

The outfit consists of a bathrobe, slippers, & a head-style flashlight. And stuff to drown the slugs in, of course...

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  trolleydriver on 8/3/2016, 4:08 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:I think you'll find them under Senseless Banter...

The outfit consists of a bathrobe, slippers, & a head-style flashlight.  And stuff to drown the slugs in, of course...

Or for me it would be something like this ...


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Post  kauairosina on 8/3/2016, 4:24 pm

Thanks for clarifying.  

Off subject.  I'm intrigued by the differences in temperatures of our respondents.

We sure do live in a diverse world.

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/3/2016, 7:27 pm

Absolutely hysterical thread!  Thanks!  Just read the whole thing!  

Um, giving the bees their own watering station.

Spraying perfectly good milk on plants with PM.....neighbors aghast....

Just the whole compost pile.....yah.

Ground cherries; placement is key!  

Interesting who is willing to try new stuff that you have an over-abundance of.  Very interesting!

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Post  sanderson on 8/3/2016, 7:42 pm

Marie, For the beginner, it's okay if they use a hand-held flashlight. Wink

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  llama momma on 8/3/2016, 8:21 pm

Only a gardener would understand the joy of taking pictures of vegetables and the finished recipes using the harvest.  

Cooking down homemade V8 juice, half of the 8 veggies were home grown - extra fresh and sweet tasting since the salt is rather minimal when homemade.


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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/3/2016, 8:46 pm

Yum!

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Re: Only a Gardener Would . . .

Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/4/2016, 7:39 am

@sanderson wrote:Marie, For the beginner, it's okay if they use a hand-held flashlight. Wink

Better than picking in the dark for sure...

Oh, I forgot - the spouse/partner/kid who threatens to lock us out since it's so late! But that's optional.

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